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Unity Is Strength - Trojan Records Presents...

    A collection of powerful songs from across the Trojan catalogue, calling for unity and solidarity.

    Trojan Records played a pivotal role in bringing Jamaican music to the UK and Europe; not only did it provide comfort and a sense of home for the Caribbean community living in the UK, but it also became an outlet for many thousands of white, working class youths, drawn to the exciting new sounds of reggae. This in turn created a new youth subculture within the UK.

    Trojan became more than a music label, it also brought people together through culture, style and fashion. For the first time, people of all races and creeds would unite in the dancehalls, and friendships blossomed because people shared a common love for one thing - the music.

    This collection of songs communicates an intergenerational, international story that, on the one hand, elucidates the black experience; on the other, repeats the call for us all to come together in unity


    TRACK LISTING

    LP1 SIDE 1
    1. Desmond Dekker & The Aces – Unity
    2. The Heptones – Peace And Harmony
    3. Dennis Brown – Revolution
    4. Ken Boothe – Freedom Street
    5. U Roy & The Jamaicans – Peace And Love
    6. The Maytals – We Shall Overcome
    LP1 SIDE 2
    1. The Ethiopians – One Heart, One Love
    2. Delroy Wilson – Conference Table
    3. The Melodians – Let's Join Hands (Together)
    4. The Maytones – Black And White
    5. The Viceroys – We Must Unite
    6. Nicky Thomas – Love Of The Common People
    LP2 SIDE 1
    1. Ken Boothe – Freedom Day
    2. Delroy Wilson – Better Must Come
    3. Dennis Brown – Equal Rights
    4. Lee Perry & The Upsetters – Justice To The People
    5. Danny Ray – White And Wonderful, Black And Beautiful
    6. Junior Byles – Demonstration
    LP2 SIDE 2
    1. Bob Andy – Life
    2. Max Romeo – Don't Be Prejudice
    3. Sharon Black – Struggling
    4. Ken Boothe – Is It Because I'm Black?
    5. Billy Dice & The Untouchables – Unity Is Love

    Carroll Thompson

    Hopelessly In Love - National Album Day 2021 Edition

      Affectionately dubbed ‘Queen of Lovers Rock’, Carroll Thompson first took the UK’s music scene by storm in 1980 when her classic single, ‘Simply In Love’ propelled her into country’s reggae chart, where it remained in the Top 10 for over four months.

      The achievement was repeated the following year with the breathtakingly beautiful follow-up, ‘Hopelessly In Love’, the immense popularity of which spawned the multi-talented performer’s best-selling debut long-player of the same name.

      Reportedly selling in excess of a million albums worldwide, the 10-track album included the aforementioned hits alongside additional new original works that have since become widely regarded as classics of the genre.

      Recently voted by readers of Mojo magazine as the greatest lovers rock album of all time, the “Hopelessly In Love” LP also demonstrated the breadth of Carroll’s talent, with the singer not only performing and penning all of the material, but also coproducing the entire set.

      To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Trojan Records proudly make this seminal long-player available once more. Remastered and re-presented in its original sleeve, the vinyl version has been pressed on high quality 180g colour vinyl, while the CD and digital collections include 5 bonus tracks, all of which have been unavailable on any format since the early Eighties.

      With both physical versions further augmented by newly written sleeve notes and rare imagery from Carroll herself, “Hopelessly In Love” finally receives the deluxe treatment its status and profound influence has long since deserved.


      TRACK LISTING

      Vinyl:
      LP
      Side A
      1. Yesterday
      2. I’m So Sorry
      3. No, You Don’t Know
      4. Sing Me A Love Song
      5. Mr. Cool
      Side B
      1. Merry-Go- Round
      2. Simply In Love
      3. When We Are As One
      4. What Colour?
      5. Hopelessly In Love

      CD
      1. Yesterday
      2. I’m So Sorry
      3. No, You Don’t Know
      4. Sing Me A Love Song
      5. Mr Cool
      6. Merry-Go-Round
      7. Simply In Love
      8. When We Are As One
      9. What Colour
      10. Hopelessly In Love (LP Mix)
      11. You Are The One I Love (12” Mix)
      12. Your Love (12” Mix)
      13. Make It With You – Carroll Thompson & Sugar Minott (12” Mix)
      14. Make It With You Version – The Black Roots Players (12” Mix)
      15. Hopelessly In Love (12” Mix)

      Various Artists

      The Trojan Story

        One of the most significant collections in Trojan’s immense catalogue, the ‘The Trojan Story’ album dramatically changed the perception of Jamaican music among the general British public outside of the country’s Afro-Caribbean population.

        Prior to its release in 1971 there had never been an attempt to present a comprehensive anthology of the island’s musical development, with vintage ska, rock steady and reggae widely regarded as obsolete and of precious little merit.

        The treble disc set, which became an instant best-seller, had been the brainchild of Trojan’s label manager and Black Music fan, Rob Bell, who, assisted by Trojan stalwarts, Dandy, Webster Shrowder and Joe Sinclair, produced arguably the most significant Jamaican music retrospectives of all time.

        Now, 50 years following its original release, this hugely influential album has been revisited by Bell, along with reggae musician, Rusty Zinn, who have succeeded in improving what was already an almost perfect collection.

        Presented in the original eye-catching artwork, the set is further enhanced by a highly illustrated 50-page booklet in which Bell relates the stories behind the release and the 50 tracks featured on the compilation.


        TRACK LISTING

        3LP Vinyl  tracklisting:
        LP 1
        Side A
        1. Invitation To Jamaica – Lord Tanamo
        2. Fat Man – Derrick Morgan
        3. Tell Me Darling – Jackie Edwards
        4. Running Around – Owen Gray
        5. Miss Jamaica – Jimmy Cliff
        6. Housewife’s Choice – Derrick And Patsy
        7. Give Me All Of Your Love – The Continentals
        8. Darling Patricia – Owen Gray

        Side B
        1. Rough And Tough – Stranger Cole
        2. Man To Man – Kentrick Patrick
        3. Uno-Dos-Tres – Stranger & Ken
        4. Slow Boat – Al T. Joe
        5. Rude Boy – Duke Reid’s Group
        6. Gone Is Yesterday – Higgs & Wilson
        7. I'm In The Mood For Ska – Lord Tanamo
        8. Virginia Ska – The Baba Brooks Band
        9. Satan – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes

        LP 2
        Side A
        1. One Eyed Giant – Baba Brooks & His Band
        2. Every Night – Joe White And Chuck
        3. King Size – Baba Brooks & His Band
        4. Syncopate – The Astronauts
        5. Keep The Pressure On – Winston & George
        6. Oh Babe – The Techniques
        7. Train To Skaville – The Ethiopians
        8. Rudy, A Message To You - Dandy Livingstone

        Side B
        1. Dreader Than Dread – Honey Boy Martin & The Voices
        2. It's Raining – The Three Tops
        3. The Whip – The Ethiopians
        4. Pretty Africa – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
        5. Rock Steady – Alton Ellis & The Flames
        6. Rock Steady Train – Ewan & Jerry
        7. King Without A Throne – Sugar Simone
        8. Perfidia – Phyllis Dillon

        LP 3
        Side A
        1. Musical Train – Roy Shirley
        2. Do The Beng Beng – Derrick Morgan
        3. Way Of Life - Lynn Taitt & The Jets
        4. Second Fiddle – Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
        5. People Funny Boy – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
        6. I've Got To Get You Off My Mind – The Tennors
        7. Do The Reggay – The Maytals
        8. Nana – The Slickers

        Side B
        1. Tell Me Baby – Delano Stewart
        2. Mama Look Deh – The Reggae Boys
        3. Hong Kong Flu – The Ethiopians
        4. Pressure Drop – The Maytals
        5. Them A Laugh And A Ki Ki – The Soul Mates
        6. Walking In The Rain – The Melodians
        7. Satisfaction – Carl Dawkins
        8. Black And White – The Maytones
        9. Rasta Never Fails – The Charmers

        3CD Tracklisting:
        Disc 1
        1. Invitation To Jamaica – Lord Tanamo
        2. Fat Man – Derrick Morgan
        3. Tell Me Darling – Jackie Edwards
        4. Running Around – Owen Gray
        5. Miss Jamaica – Jimmy Cliff
        6. Housewife’s Choice – Derrick And Patsy
        7. Give Me All Your Love – The Continentals
        8. Darling Patricia – Owen Gray
        9. Rough And Tough – Stranger Cole
        10. Man To Man – Kentrick Patrick
        11. Uno-Dos-Tres – Stranger & Ken
        12. Slow Boat – Al T. Joe
        13. Rude Boy – Duke Reid’s Group
        14. Gone Is Yesterday – Higgs & Wilson
        15. I'm In The Mood For Ska – Lord Tanamo
        16. Virginia Ska – The Baba Brooks Band
        17. Satan – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes

        Disc 2
        1. One Eyed Giant – Baba Brooks & His Band
        2. Every Night – Joe White And Chuck
        3. King Size – Baba Brooks & His Band
        4. Syncopate – The Astronauts
        5. Keep The Pressure On – Winston & George
        6. Oh Babe – The Techniques
        7. Train To Skaville – The Ethiopians
        8. Rudy, A Message To You - Dandy Livingstone
        9. Dreader Than Dread – Honey Boy Martin & The Voices
        10. It's Raining – The Three Tops
        11. The Whip – The Ethiopians
        12. Pretty Africa – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
        13. Rock Steady – Alton Ellis & The Flames
        14. Rock Steady Train – Ewan & Jerry
        15. King Without A Throne – Sugar Simone
        16. Perfidia – Phyllis Dillon

        Disc 3
        1. Musical Train – Roy Shirley
        2. Do The Beng Beng – Derrick Morgan
        3. Way Of Life - Lynn Taitt & The Jets
        4. Second Fiddle – Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
        5. People Funny Boy – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
        6. I've Got To Get You Off My Mind – The Tennors
        7. Do The Reggay – The Maytals
        8. Nana – The Slickers
        9. Tell Me Baby – Delano Stewart
        10. Mama Look Deh – The Reggae Boys
        11. Hong Kong Flu – The Ethiopians
        12. Pressure Drop – The Maytals
        13. Them A Laugh And A Ki Ki – The Soul Mates
        14. Walking In The Rain – The Melodians
        15. Satisfaction – Carl Dawkins
        16. Black And White – The Maytones
        17. Rasta Never Fails – The Charmers

        Desmond Dekker

        Pretty Africa

          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2019 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

          Recorded at Chalk Farm Studio in the summer of 1973, this long-lost album, showcasing the talents of reggae superstar Desmond Dekker and his backing group, the Aces, was recently discovered in the legendary Trojan archives. Comprising 7 superb sides performed by Desmond Dekker himself, and a further five highlighting the not inconsiderable vocal talents of the Aces, we are sure fans will agree that the 45 year delay in the release of this previously unissued collection has certainly been well worth the wait!

          Various Artists

          Original Vintage Reggae Classics

            Towards the close of 1968, the cool sound of Jamaican rock steady was supplanted by a jumpier, more energetic style that today we know as reggae. Within a year of its creation, this irresistible dance music went ‘outernational’, primarily through the efforts of Trojan Records, which helped place reggae singles on pop charts the world over. But by the mid-seventies, the relatively carefree sound of this early style of reggae had been widely replaced by a more serious, inward-looking style that primarily focused religious and cultural themes. This collection, highlights a dozen major Jamaican hits between 1969 and 1972, a time before the rise of roots and dub, when the music was made simply for having a good time. As with all releases in Trojan’s exciting new genre-themed series, the LP is pressed on high quality 180gm vinyl and, in true Tighten Up tradition, housed in an eye-catching sleeve.

            Susan Cadogan

            Susan Cadogan

              Susan Cadogan’s self-titled album first saw issue in Jamaica as ‘Sexy Suzie’ in 1975, but was subsequently repackaged by Trojan in the wake of her monster hit, ‘Hurt So Good’. The LP promptly became one of the company’s best selling LPs and in so doing paved the way for the Lovers Rock revolution that followed soon after. Despite this and the fact that today the album is widely regarded as one of the finest romantic reggae collections of all time, it has remained unavailable on vinyl since the 1980s. That oversight is now finally addressed with this deluxe re-issue, which has been mastered from the original Trojan tapes and pressed on the highest quality vinyl.

              Junior Byles

              Beat Down Babylon

                In honour of the 80th birthday of Jamaica's most enigmatic music creator, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Trojan line up a trio of seminal vinyl albums from Perry's most prolific period. Kicking the set off is Junior Byles’ influential roots classic from 1972, "Beat Down Babylon". Comprising the famed singer’s early solo recordings from the previous two years, the LP has since become a widely sought-after collector’s item, often hailed at Lee Perry’s finest work prior to the opening of his Black Ark studio late the following year. Despite its enviable reputation, the LP has been unavailable on vinyl since its original release, with this long overdue reissue sure to delight fans of Perry, early roots and one of Jamaica’s most gifted singer-songwriters. 


                STAFF COMMENTS

                Patrick says: Out of press since its original 1972 release, this Lee Perry produced roots masterpiece is back on the black stuff for all the real reggae fans out there.


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